Learning Objectives

  1. Know the developments that occur in Piaget’s sensorimotor stage of cognitive development.
  2. Understand the premise of the theory of core knowledge.
  3. Understand how infants learn.
  4. Be familiar with the cognitive processes that develop during infancy.
  5. Understand how infant intelligence is measured and what aspects of it are the best predictors of later intelligence.
  6. Understand how infants develop language.
  7. Be familiar with the risk factors in cognitive development, as well as the ways to ensure optimal cognitive and language development in infants.